Prescott Park adds Shakespeare performance

Enjoy Shakespeare in Prescott Park this summer




PORTSMOUTH, NH - Shakespeare in Prescott Park has added an additional performance to their inaugural season's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Mischievous fairies collide on a starry night in William Shakespeare's most-loved comedy. Now, audiences will enjoy this show during three afternoon performances on Sunday, July 24 at 2pm; Sunday, July 31 at 2pm; and Saturday, August 13 at 2pm.


This hilarious, magical, and imaginative piece will be performed against the stunning backdrop of the Piscataqua River, staged outdoors on Prescott Park Arts Festival's stage. "It's something I've always wanted to do," says the festival's executive director, Ben Anderson. "Our goal is to make this new programming not only an annual event, but a cultural staple, uniting our Seacoast community while providing access to professional classical theatre."

Christine Penney, CJ Lewis, and Andy Fling, a veteran collaborative of Seacoast theatre artists, have demostrated success in creating quality classical programming to the Seacoast. Lewis recently received a Spotlight Award on his Best Director Arts Award for his 2009 production of Hamlet, and Penney received a Best Director nomination for her 2009 production of Julius Caesar. The wildly comic, romantic, and mystical play follows the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors who fall under the spell of playful fairies inhabiting a moonlit forest. Both Fling and Lewis will star in the production under Penney's direction: Fling as Nick Bottom, the comical, aspiring actor who winds up sporting the head of a donkey thanks to a meddlesome fairy; and Lewis as the powerful Oberon, King of the fairy realm. 


The cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream includes local favorites CJ Lewis, Camden Brown, Megan Quinn, Chelsea Hermann, Becky Rudolf, Chris Savage, Matthew Schofield, Andy Fling, Robin Fowler, Alden Caple, and dancer and choreographer Sarah Duclos, with original music composed by Jonny Peiffer.


A $5 - $8 donation at the gate is suggested. For more information, call (603) 436-2848 or visit  



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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeareat Prescott Park

Three performances only

Sunday, July 24 at 2:00 PM

Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 PM

Saturday, August 13 at 2:00 PM

FREE admission ($5 - $8 suggested donation at the gate)

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